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>> romney will also be campaigning today in iowa, says he's got the momentum on his side. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> the romney campaign, though, is distancing itself today from republican senate candidate in indiana, richard mourdock who romney only this week endorsed in a tv ad, the indiana republican set off a firestorm in a debate last night with these comments about rape and abortion. >> i struggled with it myself for a long time but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> and they can just get along. monday's boca debate, "daily show" style. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. drones are being used in drone strikes and i support that entirely. and feel the president was right. i want to underscore the same point the president made. i felt the same as the president did. i supported his action there. absolutely the right thi
, as obama and romney prepare to debate the world, who has the strongest hand? we'll ask former ambassador to the united nations bill richardson. and former speaker of the house newt gingrich. >> hello, virginia. >> what a great virginia welcome. >> then battleground virginia. with the state's democratic senator mark warner and former congressman republican tom davis and courtship of the american woman. gender politics with a top republican woman in congress kathy mcmorris rogers. dman bash and dan balz. i'm candy crawley and this is the state of the union. >> al qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. >> up against criticism the president's approach has been too hard on friends and too conciliatory to enemy sfwls the president's policies throughout the middle east began with an apology tour. >> tomorrow's debate the last before the election will focus solely on foreign policy. it's certain to include the specific, including the who knew what when questions surrounding the murders of four americans in benghazi to the big picture debate over america's role in the village
we do when no one is looking. mitt romney thought no one was looking when he attacked 47% of americans. his company shipped jobs overseas. >> higher deficits, chronic unemployment, a president who admits he can't work with congress. >> you can't change washington from the inside. >> but he says he's had only four years. that's all mitt romney needed. he turned massachusetts around. turned the deficit into a rainy kay -- day fund. >> and they are crisscrossing the nation, attracting huge crowds in one or the other of eight key battleground states in search of a break out message. >> there is no more serious message in the presidential campaign than who can you trust? trust matters. who is going to look out for you? and here's the thing. nevada, you know me by now. you know i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle-down government policies that have failed us. it's time for new, bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the future will be better than the past. gwen: a
. >>> president obama and mitt romney fresh off their final debate hit the road in campaign attacks during visit to states that will decide the 2012 race. we're going to take a more in depth look but first up nichol collins with how the day played out. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail trying to put fresh emphasis on his plans for a second term while releasing what his team calls a blue print for the future. >> my plan actually be move america forward. >> reporter: the president outlined his jobs plan picking through previously released proposals and his campaign releasing an ad again trying to hone in on a second term message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure we get people off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battle ground ohio with joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as the candidate changing his position to get elected. >> that's called romnesia. we joke about governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. >> repor
>> live and in ht, this is abc 7 news washington weekly. >> mitt romney is in florida. that is where the debate will be held. the moderator is a cbs anchor and the focus will be foreign policy. you can catch every minute of the debate right here on abc 7 starting tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. the libya issue will be one of the key topics in the debate. tell us if you have learned anything new from the president and mitt romney about that. >> i do not think we will learn anything new in terms of intelligence. we will see them face off again. last time they went at it, mitt romney came up the loser. >> the one thing about this whole situation is, at least with libya, its sole -- still seems the president does not have a full answer when it comes to the timeline and exactly what took place there. do we expect any kind of clarification to bar? some people are saying he should address the nation. do we expect any more clarification on the timeline? >> there is a problem in the community with the information they are getting. it took 14 days between the attacks and when the pr
touch down in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio. and mitt romney, meanwhile, was in reno, nevada. the economy returned to center stage and each candidate stressed how they would do a better job on the deficit. >> and i have a plan that will create the jobs and reduce the deficit and unlike mitt romney, i'm glad to talk about my plan. >> i want to get small business going again, and that means i want to keep taxes down on small business. i want to get regulators to see their job as encouraging small business, not crushing it. >> and we're going to get a better idea of travel plans for both campaigns. the romney am campaign announced he and paul ryan will be together and in canton, ohio o monday and president obama will head hope to -- home to chicago first where he will cast his ballot in early voting before returning to washington, brian. >> all right, tom fitzgerald. >>> and coming up at 6:30, fox 5 news edge 2012, has more on the political issues. we'll look at the battleground state of ohio and how important that state is to both candidates. plus, we're live at a rally
head to the polls. president barack obama former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the two talked tough about each other predominantly over foreign affairs. this debate was particularly important consider the recent attacks overseas including the bombing that includes u.s. ambassador. abc 7 is with complete coverage. scott david is live to break down the issues. >> of all the debates, there was perhaps the president's will house. governor romney was effective in trying to play down characteristickizations that he would be a war hog. perhaps a bit passive at times. but still plenty of barbs between these two. there were no finger pointing this time. but the tension and distaste for each other took only minutes to surface. >> i have to tell you that, your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map. >> my strategy is pretty straightforward. >> the president aiming far win was aggressive, pushing romney for more clarity on plans for a stable afghanistan and iraq. mitt romney insided national security depends on a good economy. >> for us to promote those principles
's the ugliness of this campaign. heading into the last week the romney campaign against president obama carries the scent of hell. john sununu, the top romney surrogate, barks at that lazy one in the white house who doesn't know how to be an american, who sarah palin mocks for shucking and jiving, and donald trump accuses again and again and again of being from kenya and playing monkey business with the country's economic numbers. you know, the same fellow romney says cheats on the welfare checks to feed his political base. the guy again rich calls the food stamp president. listen to sununu last night yelling at former governor bill richardson to shut up saying, general colin powell's political judgment is based on racial bias. trump offering a big bet the president won't show his student transcripts all to diminish the president's academic rise to editor of the harvard law review. yes, it's all directed at drumming up the blue collar white vote for the republican ticket and, yes, it smells. david corn is author of "the 47 percent" and roy reid is managing editor of the grio. both are msnbc pol
. sgroirchlgts today's obama and romney prepare to defeat -- we'll ask former ambassador to the united nations, democrat bill richardson, and former republican speaker of the house, newt gingrich. >> hello, virginia. >> what a great virginia welcome. >> then battleground virginia with the state's democratic senator mark warner and former congressman republican tom davis, and courtship of the american woman. gender politics with the top republican woman in congress cathy mcmoore-rogers, democratic congresswoman and dana baish and dan bal sfwl from "the washington post. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> in an election about the economy, the debate over international affairs has been minimal. >> al qaeda is on the path to defeat, and osama bin laden is dead. >> up against criticism that the president's approach has been too hard on friends and too consillatory to enemies. >> the president's policies throughout the middle east began with an apology tour. >> tomorrow night's debate, the last before the election, will focus solely on foreign policy. it is certain to include th
will not hear or see much from president obama or mitt romney. until then you can hear from their running mates. the debate tomorrow will be on foreign policy. republican vice president paul ryan and vice president joe biden will be on the campaign trail, also ann romney is on the trail. president obama will visit many states including virginia this week. >> the commonwealth is just one of the handful of states that are a toss up. earlier this morning, david gregory joined us and said you can expect to see more of those visits in the coming weeks. >> this really becomes the fight down the stretch here in some of these key states like our own he in virginia where the obama campaign believes women voter wills be critical in their turn out to win the state of virginia. >> and you can hear more about the campaign just ahead on meet the press. david will be joined by rob portman and marco rubio, and david actixlerod. >> tomorrow the candidates will likely discuss u.s. relations with iran. the white house denies a report for an agreement on the first ever talks. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal
majority, so if nobody got 270, went into the house, it seems to me that mitt romney would be elected president. >> how much stock should we put in this poll, seems a new poll comes out every day? >> well, i think you're just going to have to look at the state wide polls and not just bank on one poll being gallup. >> the obama campaign has to be calculating which battleground states they can afford to lose and still win. what will you be watching for? a pivotal moment where you'll say this thing is changing here? >> i'm glad you asked that question, because i'll get to be a prophet. if mitt romney starts going and traveling to ohio -- excuse me, to pennsylvania or michigan, then barack obama campaign is in terrible shape, because he's not going there just because he likes those states. he thinks they're in play. now they're supposed to be solidly safe states for barack obama. paul ryan was in pittsburgh over the weekend, but that's the vice president. that could be a head fake. if you see the presidential candidate, mitt romney, going into michigan or pennsylvania, then oba
romney just gave an economic speech in ames, iowa at a small construction business that as it turns out received nearly $2 million from obama's stimulus programs. so let's go straight to gloria borgeer who i know is watching the speech. my question number one for you is this. i didn't hear a lot new in the speech. i'm guessing you didn't hear much new in the speech either. so given that fact, isn't it a bit risky, though, to introduce new policy here with 10, 11 days to go? isn't this really about getting voters excited getting out to vote? >> it's about getting independent voters to really take a look at you as somebody who is reasonable. as you said, this is really not about new ideas. this is about a different tone, a different kind of appeal. talking about change. i mean, four years ago. remember, barack obama was the candidate of change. you can't do that when you're the incumbent but it's easy to do when you're the challenger. so you make the case for change. you admit, as mitt romney did, that barack obama was kind of dealt a bad hand, but then you say, you know what? he didn't d
the undecided voters who have yet to commit? joining me, a romney supporter, congressman, thank you for your time today. >> hey, glad to be with you. >> reporter: stephanie cutter said this morning, they have momentum, they are racking up a number of key editorial endorsements and they feel good about where they are. how do you respond? >> i wouldn't trade places with them. i think there is an air of desperation at team obottom a. mitt romney's rolling, he got the great endorsement from the des moines register, the polls show us moving in the right direction. i think the country knows its off track. we can't afford four more years. they feel comfortable, they are willing to make that change. >> shannon: democrats have repeatedly said, they believe they hold the advantage with the early voting, which in some cases started weeks ago and maybe before the folks made up their minds in the first deigate, the second debate, the third debate. how do you think that's going to impact the race? >> the first debate will be one of the most pivotal moments and just watch the debate, you will see how gover
you have to. >> i don't -- i don't think that any relationship between me and mitt romney is different from previous presidential campaigns. >> governor romney barnstorming today in, where else, ohio. he's got three stops in the buckeye state as the latest poll shows him trailing obama by five points. >> go out there and find some people, bring them to the polls. by the way if someone doesn't have a ride to the polls, help them get to the polls. we need to make sure ohio is going to send a message loud and clear, we want real change, we want big change, we're ready. this is our time. >> and obama trying to explain donald trump telling leno how that storied rivalry really began. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> yeah. we had, you know, constant run-ins on the soccer field. you know he wasn't very good. >> right. >> resented it. >> yeah, yeah. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we're following all of the action in a presidential contest that is basically tied. today, the candidates are scrambling. a big name makes an anticipated
to dayton, ohio. vice president biden will meet him there. mitt romney will campaign out west. he'll join mitt romney in colorado. the republican candidates will also visit nevada today. both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. president obama criticized mitt romney's foreign policy views and called them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago when you were asked the biggest geopolitical threat facing america is russia. not al qaeda, middle east. call the 1980s and ask for their foreign policy because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> and mitt romney countered saying the president has made this country weaker with his policy. >> and i call it an apology tour going to the middle east and criticizing america. i think they saw that as weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. i think they noticed that as well. >> romney also claims iran is four years closer to having a nuclear weap
and governor romney brought up the economy but most of the night was devoted to foreign policy including iran and other hot spots. >> you look at the record of the last four years and say is iran closer to a bomb, yes. is the middle east in few molt -- tumolt, yes. >> as long as i am president of the united states iran will not get a nuclear weapon. i made that clear when i came in office. we organized the strongest coalition and the strongest sanctions against iran in history. >> today president obama campaigns in florida and ohio, two key states. mitt romney is in nevada and colorado tonight te key states. election day is two weeks away with the race still wide open. joining us now with a look at how each presidential camp is planning its camp to victory is leonard steinhorn. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> we are getting down to the wire. we can focus on the numbers as the campaigns are doing. they each have different scenarios for how they get to the number 270 for electoral votes. let me ask you this. i have a feeling that we won't know who the next president is electio
of our military has changed. >> the race is neck and neck in most polls now. the president and mr. romney will now travel to key states trying to drum up support with just days left before the election on november 6th. >>> fox 5 is holding a debate with the three candidates running for the u.s. senate for maryland. it's scheduled for a week from tomorrow on october 31st from 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning. if you have a question you'd like us to ask them send them to senate debate at wttg.com. >>> and just a reminder for you. if you live in the district, early voting is underway. voters can cast their ballots at one judiciary square between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and each ward will offer early voting starting saturday. early voting will then end on november 3rd. if you can't vote early or on election day you can still apply for an absentee ballot. that deadline is next tuesday. >>> and if you live in maryland you can start voting early on saturday. the voting centers will be open 10:00 to 8:00 each day except sunday. on sunday the hours are noon to 6:00. early voting in maryland runs throu
journal." president obama and governor romney square off today in florida for the last debate of 2012. what would you like the moderator to ask the candidates? we would like to hear from you this morning, what are your foreign policy questions? here are the numbers to call -- host: you can also find as online. look for us on twitter, journal@c-span.org -- twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. we have a special hash tag set up. we are also on facebook, look for c-span. you can also reach us by e- mail, journal@c-span.org. what would you like to see the candidates asked tonight in the last debate of campaign 2012? "final debate, particularly big." host: looking at the washington -- "the washington times," obama leads as romney loses ground, but gop voters are more enthusiastic. "if the presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote"? this poll shows obama at 49.7%, romney at 47.3%. the mitt romney first debate bounce has disappeared, though the survey shows that the mitt romney backers are far more energy -- energized about him. in "the washington post" they write -- "it all co
progress, which keeps track of such things, mitt romney told 24 lies in 41 minutes. but the worst part is he'll never admit that he was wrong, he just keeps telling the same lies over and over and over again. you can't believe anything the man says. so that's where we'll start here on the "full court press" and take your calls, of course 866-55-press. but first lisa ferguson is standing by in los angeles. >> hi, bill. good morning, everyone. another republican candidate is under fire for comments about rape. richard mourdock is running for senate in indiana and he said a mother should not have an abortion even in the case of rape, because that life is an intentional gift from god. >> i believe that life begins at conception, and even when it begins in the horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> murdoch confirmed his belief that god creates life he said while he does not think god preordained rape, he does think abortion should be illegal even in the case of rape and incest. if you are wondering who might support a person li
for the oval office hits the final stretch now. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is hitting the swing states, paying particular attention to the buckeye state. steve brown has the latest now from the campaign trail. >> you have -- >> president obama starting off the day at a doughnut shop in tampa, florida, getting dozens of glazed treats for a planned visit of a firehouse downtown. >> the president of the united states of america! [ cheering ] >> reporter: later, he addressed supporters at a nearby campaign rale, part of his 48-hour campaign frenzy. >> i ve come to florida today to does ask you for your vote. >> reporter: there-from-there, it was off to richmond, virginia, for another rally. >> are you fired up? >> yeah! >> are you ready to go? >> yeah! >> reporter: the president spent the day painting republican challenger mitt romney has someone who, because he constantly switches positions, can't be trusted. >> trust matters. you want to know whoever is in the oval office is going to fight for you. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> re
,new poll shows they indicating mitt romney, down not y a double digits, with womenead even voters. and it is astonishing. don't you want to be equal? >> volunteers canvassed the hoping they can get to the polls. it is the president stressed the way to ensure his supporters they will get what d need.nt an >> you want to know that whoever the oval office is going to fight for you. richmond, theft chicago. took off for saw him vote.e this is the first time in u.s. history that a sitting president took part in early voting, something he has been promoting heavily. said they don't remotely believe the new poll numbers that show he and mitt are now even among women voters. maureen? >> the president received two endorsements today. colin secretary of state powell said he is backing the did four years ago and was supposed has also endorsed mr. obama. romney will be back in sunday. about ohio. all he has to more events as part of his day long, four-city tour. romney said there is a difference between his path to the future and the presidents. campaign brought a record $111 million the firs
, and president obama and governor mitt romney are taking on foreign policy in their final presidential debate. fox's craig bosswell is live in boca raton with the latest. craig, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, will b. four hours from now. expect -- well, about four hours from now, president obama and mitt romney will sit at the same table in close proximity and point out their differences in foreign policy. the 90-minute event takes place in florida, a must-win state. there are 29 electoral votes here, more than 10% than they will need on election night. >> i want to hear what they have to say. to make my decision based on. that. >> reporter: last week, president obama and mitt romney bitterly disagreed on foreign policy. expect that to reignite tonight, particularly on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, afghanistan, iran's nuclear ambitions and the rise of china, the economy is expected to surpass the u.s. in the next decade. >> he will project standing with the allies like israel, it's not overruling generals and having to politicize the withdrawal schedule -- tho
is appropriate. >> turning now to the race for the white house. both president obama and mitt romney are racking up frequent flyer miles. both will make the hard push. the president heads to richmond for a rally tomorrow. and sunday romney has three in the state. joins us live from capitol hill with more. doug good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless you live in one of those handful of swing states, you are not going to see these guys in person as the campaign travel reaches a fever pitch. >>> we can add another 5,000 milester today as president obama travels back and forth actually spending the night on board. mitt romney isn't far behind after rallies yesterday. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas andre going to make sure he's out of office. >> give him the edge nationally. tracking poll puts it at 5 points. the swing states get more complicated. may come down to ohio. the president was in dayton yesterday. >> we know we're not where we need to be. but we've made real progress. we have to build on that progres
romney, the last phase in the race for the white house begins this morning. they held their final debate in florida last night. mr. obama was aggressive and lit up twitter with a couple of zippingers while government romney spent a lot of time on the offensive. doug luzader takes a closer look. >> reporter: they sat down at the table last night with the same ultimate goal in mind, and that is, of course, winning come november 6th. they have two different strategies to get there. >> this debate begins as they do, with a handshake. as they headed to their seats, they had different objectives. romney, to preserve his momentum, the president to get some back. when romney questioned cuts to the navy, a critical issue in the battleground state of virginia, the president delivered what his supporters think was the line of the night. >> you mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changeed. >> reporter: we the split screen may have told the story, with the president not stepping do
as president obama and mitt romney tour the country. making stops in key battle ground states. fox's john roberts has the latest now from reno, nevada. >> reporter: president obama racking up the miles in an effort to peel up the votes. mr. obama starting his day off in iowa and will be making stops in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio the next two days. >> and i had to search to ask you for your vote. to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> reporter: many say the buckeye state could be the deciding factor in the battle for the oval office. the commander in chief making more campaign stops there than any other state. vice president judien in marion -- joe biden in in marion, ohio, trying to keep him and the president on the job for another four years. >> the president and i will not stand by and let china break international trade agreements that hurt the people of ohio or any other state. >> reporter: romney's running mate, paul ryan, also courting voters in the buckeye state by doing four more years of an obama white house is a recipe for a disaster.
is at camp david, and mitt romney is in florida. richard, even with the two debates down, there are still people who have not decided who they will vote for. >> a lot of undecided votes out there. one poll put this race a dead heat -- 47% for each candidate. many folks at the white house say they will be watching that debate. emma i am and decided, actually. >> i've made my decision. >> is it is here, like the rest of the country, are split. >> president obama. >> i will vote for mitt romney. >> this topic -- foreign policy. >> spoiler alert -- we got bin laden. >> mitt romney bashing the administration for its missile response to the attack in libya what he called a failed approach to the region. >> this calls into question the president's policy in the middle east. >> -- a leading policy will be big monday night. >> the challenge for president obama will be defining the middle east strategy going forward. -- articulating policy will be big monday night. >> for mitt romney the big challenge is how you drill down into specific policies. >> meanwhile it is under preparation time for both c
the presidential g with an unusual scene. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i edoked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contreption at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an optn in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. of molotov incidents cocktail of lightly. another one involves someone being set on fire early sunday morning. police have to go to calvert county. exploded incktail someone's yard. was hurt.se, nobody thursday, police arrested a who threw a firebomb into the ballston, the mall. t case, it did not explode. nobody was hurt in that incident. be said forld not attack in long beach, , where one man has been beingally injured after set on fire. we have to warn you, some of video is graphic. the 59-year-old man is suddenly bottle and the whole thing
families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild amera by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this s advertising. welcome back to battleground virginia. nation'ss ago, the young voters were swept up in a aboutwave of excitement election.ential >> but recent polls have indicated that there has been a enthusiasm cap in that .ge group this time around the discuss the reasons for that. as we know, the excitement voters four years ago had to do with the aboutility the nation was make history electing its first african-american president. year, they are not quite as eager. >> president obama spent an on virginia time college campuses, and it is not because he is angling for an honorary degree. it is because although great numbers of young people turned out for him in 2008, this year, according to depue research center, young people are less inte
with election day rapidly approaching. the president will rally florida and richmond, virginia. romney stays put in ohio. the latest on their campaign blitz with 12 days to go before election day. >> these guys have both been busy. all of the states that both candidates hit yesterday. and this is a pace that's going to continue. >> reporter: california isn't a swing state but the president stopped there last night for the tonight show. the latest attack on mitt romney that he supposed richard merdock saying that pregnancies that result from rape still reflect the will of god. a position romney disagrees with. >> these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the el
they largely support their respective candidates, president barack obama and mitt romney. they will cover the ground, so we elected to move on. and on behalf of everyone here at wptv news channel 5, wishing you the very best. >> would you support military action in iraq? >> if need be, yes if sanctions don't work and if they are close to and about the have the ability to develop a nuclear bomb. we use every option impossible as well israel. that would be the last auction, but we would have it ready. >> i think we stand with israel and don't let them develop a nuclear weapon. >> under what conditions? >> i can't tell you what that would be, but we better exhaust everything else. if that is what is needed, i am still serving. i will be the first -- that we will have a honest discussion about what is needed. >> follow the senate and governor races in c-span 2012. >> tonight, we will have several debates starting live at 7:00 eastern. we take you to ohio for the final debate. at 8:00, the incumbent iowa congressman and democrat face off. and 9:00, martin heinrich squares off against heather w
of this unfolding at suburban hospital. >>> on the campaign trail. two weeks to go before election day. mitt romney and paul ryan campaigning together in nevada. tomorrow congressman ryan will deliver his first policy speech since he was named the gop vice presidential nominee. his speech will take place at cleveland state university in ohio. officials say his remarks will focus on upward mobility and the economy. >> president obama and his running mate joe biden have to be in the crucial state of ohio right now. they just wrapped up a campaign rally in dayton. >>> the final debate last night focused mainly on foreign policy. once again, our partners at fact check.org found many claims by both men that were false. here's nbc's dawn timmoney. >> reporter: the final battle between president barack obama and mitt romney gave voters the opportunity to hear more from each candidate on foreign policy. but fact check found several misleading and false statements. first, a claim from the president going back four years ago. >> when you are a candidate in 2008, as i was, and inif i got bin laden in our sigh
without major problems. >>> 15 days away from electing a new president. president obama and mitt romney taking on foreign policy. fox news correspondent craig bosswell is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening to you, all gets underway in three hours. both candidates are sitting at a table and pointing out their differences on foreign policy. there will be six 15-minute segments and no opening statement and this is underway in three hours and that is beginning with america's role in the world and china and the changing world and how to deal with that. president obama coming in u usually the incumbent has the advantage on a foreign policy debate, but mitt romney has inroads here with shifting answers on what happened at the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. expect that to be one of the first topics to come up here and on china. if you -- there is going to be a lot of talk on china, the world's second largest economy expected to surpass the u.s. economy. the decisions, trade with china will have ramifications down the road for the u.s. a lot to debate tonight and tonight'
the presidential race could not be any closer. it all could come down to tonight. president obama and mitt romney will face off in their third and final debate. both candidates will be trying to break the tie. the debate will be taking place tonight at lynn university in boca raton, florida. that's where steve handelsman joins us. >> reporter: we've already got a surprise here at boca, jim, in terms of what we expect from the debate. you said it, it could come down to this debate. just a few months ago, nobody figured that. this was shaping up as either lopsided, after all, any president has more experience in foreign affairs, and not a sleeper, but not anymore. and in this stays it makes it all the more a high stakes drama. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2%, down five points since the first debate. >> florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: national hi now it's a tie. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win election. >> reporter: governor romney will be in the clash or foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya charging the
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:02 now. >>> president obama and mitt romney both claiming victory in their third and final debate. the candidates focused on foreign policy. they went back and forth on several issues, including iran, afghanistan, and iraq. the conversation got particularly heated when romney suggested the president made us weaker by going on a so-called apology tour of the middle east shortly after taking office. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. starting with this notion of me apologizing. this has been probably the biggest whopper that's been told during the course of this campaign. and every fact checker and every reporter has looked at it, governor, and said this is not true. >> romney also criticized the president for not going to israel on his first trip to the mid
president obama and mitt romney tied among likely voters at 47% each. both candidates will be trying to break that tie tonight at their debate in boca raton, florida. kristen, let's play the expectations game. we know that the topic tonight is foreign affairs. which candidate is most likely to benefit from that? >> reporter: good evening, jim. foreign policy typically favors a sitting president. he is steeped in these issues. it's something that he's actually been dealing with for the past four years. the romney campaign knows that. so as he has with the first two debates, mitt romney has been preparing vigorously for this third debate. you can expect president obama to talk about the fact that he killed osama bin laden. let's talk about the fact he ended the war in iraq, that he's drawn down troops in afghanistan. but of course, there's a big opening here, and that is on the issue of libya. mitt romney has been hammering president obama and the obama administration for its handling of the situation in libya, for their sort of muddled message in the beginning for not having enough se
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